"Vas" Issue 02 Vas Issue-02 is here for online reading! As before it is packed with news and insightful reviews of the academic activities and public symposiums, mainly from Spring 2016 Sequence; along with that, we have a special chapter in this issue dedicated for featuring some of the key projects of the Research and Design Program of the Institute.
"Vas" Issue 01 “Vas” is a biannual newsletter published by Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements. The first issue was released on the day of the ‘certificate giving ceremony of Fall Sequence 2015’ on February 17th, 2016 at the premise of the Institute. Professor Anisuzzaman, Abul Khair (Chairman of the Executive Board), Kazi Khaleed Ashraf (Director General), Luva Nahid Chowdhury (Director Administration), members of the Executive Board were present among other guests and alumni of our first academic sequence.
The term “vas” is the root or infinitive of several other words related to dwelling, living, settlement, slum, love, reality etc. The name tends to reflect the intent of the Institute - the integrity of all disciplines related to living, environment and settlements. Our academic, research and design programs comprise of faculties, researchers and participants from diverse background and different parts of the world, connecting multiple disciplines under one roof. Each academic sequence includes classes, seminars, discussion forums, design-studio, field-trips, public lectures and other public events. Vas documents and publishes all the major events of the Institute, works by participants, faculties and others, and the Institute's research team.